Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Water for Commercial Truck Drivers

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Water for Commercial Truck Drivers
Anyone who spends several hours a day on the road knows the challenges of staying hydrated while driving. Dehydration leads to muscle cramps, mental fatigue, overheating and kidney stones. Yet many drivers limit how much they drink to avoid restroom breaks. So, how do you ensure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated – especially if you don’t like drinking Read More

Think Outside the Bottle With Infused Water

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Think Outside the Bottle With Infused Water
Sometimes it’s difficult to stay hydrated – especially when you sit in the cab of a truck all day. With the allure of sugary, carbonated beverages, water can seem boring, tasteless and difficult to drink. Consuming your recommended daily water intake (based on your size and activity level) can seem impossible. But one thing is certain: Read More

What Shippers Should Expect from a Transportation Management System

November 30, 2016 Comments Off on What Shippers Should Expect from a Transportation Management System
In business, customer service is key. From being easily reachable to delivering quality work, almost every aspect of business revolves around serving the customer’s needs. As transportation and logistics companies modernize their practices, many are including technology as a service offering. As a shipper, utilizing a third-party logistics (3PL) provider with a transportation management system (TMS) Read More

Diabetes Prevention: Steps to Lowering Your Risk

November 29, 2016 4
Studies show drivers in the trucking industry face a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed twice as many self-reported type 2 diabetes cases among truck drivers compared to the national working population (14% vs. 7%). Type 2 diabetes most often results from Read More

Best Practices for Optimizing Email Communication with J.B. Hunt

November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Best Practices for Optimizing Email Communication with J.B. Hunt
In our technology-centric world, electronic communication is both a blessing and a curse. Most people need email, mobile apps and dozens of passwords to help manage their daily workload. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of communication leads to information overload and things can get lost in the shuffle. The following tips can help optimize email communication with J.B. Hunt: Read More

Five Days Without a Truck: The Impact of Aging Infrastructure

November 23, 2016 Comments Off on Five Days Without a Truck: The Impact of Aging Infrastructure
Aging infrastructure impacts commercial trucking more directly than any other industry. Nearly every product that finds its way into a consumer’s home ships by truck at some point. Public support for infrastructure improvement continues to gain momentum thanks to a campaign called Be Prepared To Stop (BPTS).  Be Prepared To Stop is a documentary film about “our love Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day While On The Road

November 23, 2016 Comments Off on Celebrating Thanksgiving Day While On The Road
It can be difficult to be on the road during the holidays. Not only may you be missing out on fun family time, but it’s sometimes tough to find places to spend the holiday and get a great meal. Luckily, more and more restaurants and convenience stores are open on Thanksgiving Day. As a trucker, your Read More

16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation

November 22, 2016 Comments Off on 16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation
Everyone has heard the phrase “That’s a red flag.” It usually means one thing: Avoid at all costs! Red flags in the trucking industry include sixteen CSA violations. While all violations should be avoided, these severe violations each carry a full 10 points assigned to the offending driver’s personal commercial driving record and the related carrier’s SMS data. Current Read More

Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations
Maintaining safe tires is integral to your safety and the safety of others on the road. Throughout the year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) performs roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Drivers and freight carrier companies must stay up to date on CSA regulations so vehicles pass inspections and keep moving. Below is a summary of the CSA regulations your truck Read More

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver
After being diagnosed with type 1 (TD1) or type 2 (TD2) diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to do next – especially for truck drivers. Managing diabetes may seem difficult and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to make a few lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to be a huge disruption to your life. In Read More